nom breakfast :3
I made another batch of those oatmeal banana choc chip cookies cause omg they are incredible like woah *_________*
Curry fish with cheese
This is a recipe I got from my mum and I’ve been experimenting with a bit. My partner loves curry, though he hates cheese, so I guess you could do this without it - he still loves this dish after all, though I’d never dream of doing it without the cheese :P Fried bananas go really well with this, though I never seem to have bananas in the house when I cook this.
- White fish, such as cod, ca. 200g per person
- Lemon juice
- Butter - around 100g
- Curry - around 1tbsp; I’d say this is minimum, but experiment with how strong you want it!
- 1dl of coconut milk OR cream
- 1dl flour
- Frying oil
- 1-2 tbsp soy sauce
Heat a pan, melt some butter on it - I’d say about 50g but depends on taste and amount! Simply fry the bananas in the butter till they’ve turned a light brown.
Boil water in a kettle, or alternatively add it cold to a pot with the rice and bring to the boil. For each cup of rice, add two of water, measuring about half a cup of rice for each person. Add a pinch of salt and stir frequently while it’s boiling so that it won’t stick to the pot. When the water is vaporised, the rice should be ready! Alternatively, put a lid on the pot and leave it on the stove without peeking for the time written on the packaging - it’s different for different types of rice. After it’s boiled, take a small bit of butter - ca. 50g - and mix it gently together with the rice.
First, drip some lemon juice over the fish, and let it soak it in for about 10 minutes.
Turn oven to 200°C.
Take a bowl, and mix together the flour, curry, salt and pepper. When the fish is soaked, roll it around in the flour mixture till it’s covered (this bit is pretty messy!), then fry either side for a couple of minutes. Once the outside and the flour mixture don’t look raw anymore, put the fish in an oven dish. Pour the cream/coconut milk onto the pan with a little soy sauce to taste, and let it come to the boil.
Put the cheese slices on top of the fish, then pour the cream/soy blend over the whole thing.
Cook in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until it looks browned enough.. I like mine well cooked, but of course that’s all personal taste!
oh hey all I started a food blog? I guess I need to start actually writing down my recipes now….
Homemade pitta bread, vegan sour cream, humous and falafels! Combined with some green peppers and chicken burgers.. perfect meal. :D
Pitta breads weren’t as fluffy as I’d have liked but for a first try I think they were pretty good, and they taste amazing!
Creamy Spinach Soup
Put 1 chopped onion, 2 peeled garlic cloves, 3 cups water and salt and pepper in a pot over high heat. Boil, cover, lower the heat and simmer until the onion is tender, about 10 minutes. Add 10 ounces chopped spinach and 1/2 cup parsley leaves; cook until the spinach is tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1 cup Greek-style yogurt and purée. Garnish: A spoonful of Greek-style yogurt and chopped parsley.
Substitute 1 tablespoon minced ginger for the garlic and 4 cups chopped butternut squash for the spinach (it will take longer to soften). Skip the parsley and substitute half-and-half or cream for the yogurt. Garnish: A spoonful of cream.
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Substitute 1 tablespoon minced ginger for the garlic, 2 cups cauliflower florets for the spinach (they will take longer to soften), 1 tablespoon curry powder for the parsley and coconut milk for the yogurt. Garnish: Chopped cilantro.
Vegetable Broth With Toast
Put 2 chopped carrots, 2 chopped onions, 1 small chopped potato, 2 chopped celery ribs, 2 garlic cloves, 10 sliced mushrooms, 1 cup chopped tomatoes (canned are fine), 10 parsley sprigs, 1/2 ounce dried porcini, 8 cups water and salt and pepper in a pot over high heat. Boil, lower heat and simmer until the vegetables are soft, 30 minutes or longer. Strain and serve over toasted good bread. Garnish: Chopped celery leaves.
Egg Drop Soup
Beat 4 eggs. Boil the strained stock, lower the heat so it simmers and add the eggs in a steady stream, stirring constantly until they’re cooked, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped scallions, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Skip the bread. Garnish: Chopped scallions.
Boil the strained stock, lower the heat so it simmers and add 3/4 cup white rice. Cook until tender, then add 2 cups fresh or frozen peas; cook for a minute or two. Skip the bread. Garnish: Grated Parmesan
Put 1 1/2 cup dried beans, 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots, 2 chopped celery ribs, 2 bay leaves, 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves and 6 cups water in a pot over high heat. Boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer until the beans are soft, at least 1 hour, adding more water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish: A drizzle of olive oil.
Substitute chickpeas for the beans and rosemary for the thyme and add 1 cup chopped tomatoes (canned are fine). When the chickpeas are almost tender, add 1/2 cup small pasta. Cook until the pasta and chickpeas are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Garnish: A few chopped rosemary leaves.
Spicy Black-Bean Soup
Use black beans and substitute fresh oregano for the thyme. When the beans are done, add 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 dried or canned chipotle and the juice of a lime. Garnish: Cilantro and sour cream.
Sauté 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped carrot, 1 chopped celery rib and 1 teaspoon minced garlic in 3 tablespoons olive oil for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups cubed potatoes and salt and pepper; cook for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup chopped tomatoes (canned are fine) and 5 cups water. Boil, lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add 1 cup chopped green beans; simmer for 20 minutes. Garnish: Chopped parsley and grated Parmesan.
Substitute 1 1/2 pounds sliced mushrooms (preferably an assortment) for the potatoes; sauté until they brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Substitute ½ cup white wine for the tomatoes, skip the green beans and add a fresh thyme sprig with the water. Garnish: A few thyme leaves.
Use 2 tablespoons minced garlic and substitute 2 tablespoons tomato paste for the celery. Skip the potatoes and green beans; use 3 cups tomatoes and 3 cups water. Cook the tomatoes for 10 to 15 minutes. Garnish: Lots of chopped or torn basil
All of these recipes serve four, and you’ll want about a 2.5-to-4-quart (medium or large) pot. Most can be cooked for a while — but not so long that the freshness is gone. Most will taste as good or better the next day, so consider making a double batch and refrigerating (or freezing) the leftovers. But never boil a soup after you’ve added dairy to it; instead, reheat gently.
If you want a supersmooth soup (and just about any of these soups can be puréed if you like), use a standing blender — let the soup cool a bit first — which creates a finer purée than an immersion blender does; you might even strain the soup after puréeing it.
Garnishes are all optional, though herbs add a dimension that will be lacking otherwise. If you taste as you’re cooking, you’ll be fine, because there is really nothing to go wrong here.
I love creamy soup
I absolutely LOVE soup, it’s easy to make, filling, comforting, and can be done in thousands of different styles and flavors on the cheap.
Monsanto, for those who are unaware, is the company that basically controls our entire Food Industry. They are the ones taking the shortcuts, focusing on shelf-life and profit, over our health and nutrition. These are a few of the brands they represent. Just something to keep in mind next time you’re shopping for groceries. And before you guys ask, “What is left to eat?”…remember that fresh veggies, fruits, nuts and meat/poultry from farmer’s markets (or health food markets) are your friends.
yeah so what should be bought instead cause broke people ain’t got time for this
also not everywhere has those things
also have you seen the price of food on reservations in the US, and similar? The price of fresh stuff is fucking ridiculous.
Yeah there are definitely a few brands on there I avoid - and can avoid, such as Nestlé, Coca Cola, Pop Secret.. produce that isn’t part of a basic diet. But the cheapest supermarket in the neigbourhood doesn’t exactly have a great variety of stuff either and right now, I can’t afford to be picky. So while I would love to buy only fresh produce or organic or fair trade or whatever, and whenever I get the chance to I will, right now most of that stuff is way out of my price range.
Life-Altering Grilled Cheese Invention of the Day: Toastabags let you make a grilled cheese in the toaster. And they’re reusable.
Done and done.
(If this isn’t enough grilled cheese progress for you, a bacon-weave grilled cheese exists. Here’s the how to.)
Wait, what? These have been available in Iceland for YEARS!
I miss toastabags! :C I wonder if they’re available in Sweden and I just haven’t noticed them..
What? It’s my dinner make-up!
I have a belly full of food, Doctor Who goosebumps and cookies with chocolate, blueberries and cranberries. I’m feeling a bit more content already!